Human Rights Students Running for WFE

We are excited to share that Emma Pettifor and the Jus Humanis International Human Rights Network at Lund University in Sweden are running a half marathon to fundraise for Women for Education! JH Joggers are a group of members of Jus Humanis who have generously decided to run either a half marathon or a 10k to raise 20 000 Swedish kronor that will go to WFE. One of our former team members Amelia Möller Andréewitch is running with them. 

In Emma’s own words:

“I’m always amazed …

WFE is expanding, welcome Saga!

The team is expanding again! We are very excited to announce our newest recruit – Saga af Petersens. Saga has a BSc from Stockholm School of Economics and five years experience as a management consultant at BTS Group in New York. 

Saga will help us with raising funds and finding new opportunities. Saga has been a loyal supporter of WFE since the start and helped us receive one of our first corporate donations in 2015.

We happy to finally have her on the team!

Four Months in Kenya

Last year one of our founders temporarily relocated from her job at Microsoft Sweden to Nairobi where she divided her time between Microsoft and Women for Education. Read her own words about the four months in Kenya.

After four years of working with WFE from different locations outside Kenya I felt the need to go down and assess the impact our program is having on the ground. My boyfriend joined me and helped me with the work. The time we spent …

New Team Members Sigrid and Ninna

Women for Education is excited to announce our two new team members – Sigrid Solvin and Ninna Thimmig who are both currently living in Nairobi! Ninna is specialized in HR and will be managing our mentorship program. Sigrid is a lawyer at the Government Offices of Sweden who will be in charge of our Kenyan legal work and will together with Ninna handle local activities in Kenya. Both Sigrid and Ninna are passionate about female empowerment and helping young women reach their full potential and …

Beatrice’s Internship

For the past two months one of our student’s Beatrice has been interning as a bookkeeper in the finance department of The Village Market. The Village Market is one of Eastern Africa’s largest shopping malls and entertainment complexes with over 150 stores.

As Beatrice is an Economics and Sociology student this internship has been relevant to and beneficial for her future career. She enjoys working with accounting and is happy for the opportunity to work for such a successful company that also has a commitment …

Meet our newest student Jacinta

We are very happy to announce the ambitious Jacinta, who is our second student to join the program this year. We were blown away on her interview when she told us about her determination to find her way to the university. After high school she started her own shop to get money for university fees and to support her family. Even though she ran the shop and have been working as a substitute teacher in primary schools it has not been enough to fund her …

Introducing Catherine!

We are very happy and proud to present an incredibly intelligent young woman, Catherine, who just joined the Women for Education program. This hardworking young woman from Mutomo, Kenya, has shown great academic achievements and determination throughout her life.

Mikaela from the WFE committee was very impressed by Catherine when she interviewed her in Mutomo:

”I immediately knew we wanted Catherine in the program when she entered the room with a confident and determined look in her eyes”

Since Catherine graduated high school she has been working in …

Interview with our first graduate, Jackline!

This year our first student, Jackline Mumo, will be graduating! Jackline was in the first group of girls to enroll in the WFE program and has for the past four years been studying Food, Nutrition and Dietetics at Egerton University. Upon graduation Jackline looks forward to completing a one-year internship which enables her to obtain her practitioner license as a nutritionist. Of how WFE has helped her through her studies she says:

WFE has always been there for me, so concerned about my life, encouraging me to …

Women for Education receives generous donation from Clifford Chance

Women for Education is delighted to announce that we have received a generous donation from Clifford Chance. Clifford Chance is an international law firm that gives its employees the opportunity to choose a charity for their Christmas gift every year. In 2017 WFE has been chosen as the Christmas Charity of Clifford Chance. Next to the donation, WFE also featured on the 2017 Christmas Card of Clifford Chance. Clifford Chance’s donation will go to further expanding the WFE program.

Learn more about Clifford Chance here.

Women for Education receives generous donation from Makaria

Women for Education is thrilled to announce that we have received a generous donation from the Makaria Foundation. Makaria is a Dutch charity foundation that grants financial support to individuals and organisations in the Netherlands as well as abroad. WFE will use Makaria’s charitable gift to fund the enrolment of more girls in our program.

Thank you Makaria!

 

(Pictured: Diana Hellen, Diana Jackline, Beatrice, Ebba our Chairwoman, Mikaela our Vice Chairwoman.)